White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting is an adventurous sport, which is relatively new in Darjeeling Hills, having being introduced in 1991.The sport has gained tremendous popularity compelling the D.G.H.C (Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council ) Tourism and Action Adventure (P) Ltd to take up the sport in a very big way.
The spills and chills of this sport are unmatched. To experience the tempestuous mood of a river as it cascades headlong into the rocks and down a slope is an unforgettable moment. White foam produced from water as it gushes across stones and boulders gives the sport its name.
The White Water Rafting on the river Teesta & Rangeet (Triveni), the scenic beauty of the banks, surrounding hills, its flora & fauna and sighting of several varieties of fishes is simply enchanting. A river trip is often an adventure.An amateur with a little sense of adventure can equally enjoy it.
The river Teesta and Rangeet is regarded as a form of Goddess and used for the purpose of various religious rituals both by the Hindus and the Buddhists.
A variety of cultural activities can be witnessed being performed by the confluence of river Teesta & Rangeet in the month of January (Magh) 13th to 15th known as “Maghey Sankrati Mela.”
Action adventure invites adventure loving travellers and enthusiasts at heart, the experience of the thrill of White Water Rafting, the visual treat of the deep rugged foothills, the charms of the Himalayas unfolding its mysteries and the spectacular verdant landscape with sleepy helmets lost to time.
Graded on the international scale at Grade IV, the icy cold waters of the Teesta, with a series of rapids with varying intensity and character is one of the finest rafting stretches in the world. Ask us for an overnight camp by the river Teesta.A leisurely drive of one hour will take you to the put-in point. The crew rigs the craft. A short briefing on safety measures is given by the river guide. Then set off to start one of the most thrilling and exhilarating trips in Sikkim. Foaming White-Water will make you shrill and thrill you. A float of two and two-half hour will take to the take out point. Lunch will be served at the take out point. Drive back to Gangtok / Kalimpong/ Darjeeling/Nepal Border.